Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2008 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel is focusing on entry level mobility platforms with their upcoming Centrino 2 chips. The two Celerons that Digitimes knows about are both very inexpensive parts; the Atom is even cheaper. With the Eee from ASUS and Walmart's offering, entry level mobility is an important market. Intel's ability to produce these bottom of the line and dirt cheap processors may get them a huge share of the processors you will find in low cost laptops.
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2008 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Rocketfish Wireless Universal Rear Speaker Kit sounds absolutely perfect, until you read what it actually is in the review at I4U. It brings to mind a device that sits beside your receiver, and two small devices that can hide behind your 2 rear speakers; it is not. The device that plugs into the receiver is still there, and it broadcasts the wireless signal to a second device, twice as large as the first, which is in turn wired to your two rear speakers, as well as to AC power. Sure, there are no wires
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2008 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it FUD, is it real? It's hard to say for sure right now, but it does seem inevitable that someone will buy VIA. Perhaps the rumour from DigiTimes is right on the ball, and VIA is about to become part of the great beast nVIADIA or nVIDVIA. Or, maybe it's just yet another rumour. Ars Technica attempts to thin the fog that has rolled in since the story yesterday. Sure nVIDIA has about $1.8 billion burning a hole in their pocket, but ma
Subject: General Tech | March 18, 2008 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When is the last time you clapped eyes on a keyboard with a trackball? Thanks to the Adesso AKB–320UB Keyboard with Trackball, now you can relive those golden days of yore. It's not certainly not all old features, this keyboard has a lot of extra multimedia keys though it lacks USB ports. BCCHardware did the full review
Subject: General Tech | March 18, 2008 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by The Inquirer to see what AMD's response to Nehalem, Dunnington and Larabee. They sound quite confident, pointing out that AMD has been doing all the new features of Nehalem, and that Larrabee may pose huge problems for programmers. Unfortunately, we are still waiting to see how AMD's Shanghai will perform.
Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2008 - 05:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California – March 18, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched The Memory Challenge, a fun, interactive web 2.0 game that educates visitors on memory technology while testing the limits of their knowledge.
Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James commented "The Memory Challenge is a fun learning tool, kind of a reverse-FAQ where we ask the questions and you give the answers. It will challenge even the sharpest tech gurus."
Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2008 - 03:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
March 17, 2008 -- Intel Corporation today discussed upcoming leading edge microprocessors and technologies. Intel's 45nm high-k metal gate leading manufacturing technology is enabling the industry to move to multicore processors in all market segments, and Intel discussed future products with four, six, eight and many computing cores coming to the market.
Pat Gelsinger, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group:
Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2008 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to DigiTimes, AMD has no less than seven new chips coming out in March. Five are quad-core Phenoms and the other two are extensions to the Black Edition lime up. Triple cores should be arriving by April, and there are likely more models that we will see in the near future.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2008 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Much of the internet lies in dangerous wilderness, abounding with beasts ready to turn your computing life into a horror show of frustration. The best defense is to know your enemy, and you can find a great bestiary in our Networking and Associated Security forum, and in the thread that Jim built, and that Ned fed today. For a significantly more obscure issue, have you ever properly grounded your equipment, or just